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Malaysia Masters 2017: Saina Nehwal vs Hanna Ramadini second round live commentary and match updates

Saina Nehwal beat Hanna Ramadini, 21-17, 21-12.
Updated: 19 January 2017 10:51 IST - Published: 19 January 2017 10:01 IST
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That wraps up our live coverage of the Malaysia Masters for today. Hope you enjoyed it. Do join us tomorrow. Goodbye.
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The end of that match saw complete domination from India's shuttle queen. It won't be a long time before the former World No. 1 gets back to her best!
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Saina now faces the winner of the second round match between the eighth seed Fitriani and Cheah 
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SAINA NEHWAL ENTERS THE QUARTER-FINALS!!!!!!!
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Saina doesn't make any mistake. She quickly takes the last three points as well to grab a 21-17, 21-12 victory!!!!!!
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Nehwal has put the  brakes on the Ramadini comeback and surged to a big 18-12 lead. She is surely sniffing victory here!
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Ramadini has brought forth her fighting skills once again. She won't let Saina have this easily. Saina now has just a two-point lead, 14-12.
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Just like the first game, Ramadini is trying her best to make the post-interval part of the game competitive. She has once again grabbed a couple of points immediately on resumption and is now at 7-12.
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At half-time, the top seed is leading 11-5.
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It's a five-point lead for Saina now. 10-5.
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The Indian has opened up a three-point gap at 8-5.
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Saina has now edged ahead to 6-4. The top seed has started asserting herself now.
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The initial stages of the second game are very competitive. They are locked at 2-2.
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And Saina bags the first game, 21-17.
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Great all-court movement by Nehwal. She has upped the pace and intensity here to quickly go ahead to 20-17.
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It continues to be a close, gritty fight now. A determined Ramadini refuses to let Saina have a big lead. Ramadini now trails, 16-17.
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Saina leads by a solitary point now, 15-14. Great effort by Ramadini.
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And she makes it, 13-15.
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Ramadini has taken two of the last three points now and has closed the gap to 12-15.
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It's still a four-point gap between the two with Nehwal leading 14-10 after the break.
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The Indian is leading 11-7 at the interval.
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Saina has steadied the ship after that and has raced to 10-6 now.
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The Indonesian is trying to reduce the deficit and is now trailing, 5-6.
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And we are under way! Saina has put early pressure on Ramadini to go up 5-3.
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Good morning and welcome to the Sportskeeda liveblog of the Malaysia Masters second round match. Saina Nehwal is the top seed and has looked good in her first round match yesterday, dropping just 17 points.